International Agriculture and Development Graduate Dual-Title Program, College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University - University Park

Why you should consider this program

Share your Peace Corps’ experience and knowledge with youth in Pennsylvania and beyond!  Inspire the next generation to get involved with food security and agricultural development issues while earning a dual-title M.S. or Ph.D. with the International Agriculture and Development program.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 0 $ 26,761 $ 0
Out of state $ 0 $ 26,761 $ 0
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Coverdell Fellows must be fully funded by a research, teaching or administrative fellowship.  This is a standard in our college.  Graduate students do not typically pay tuition in research graduate programs.

In addition, a $5,000 award + paid assistantship of $21,761 will be negotiated when the assistantship is offered to the student.  (Assistantship value is the average of Penn State University stipend amount.)

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

1

Other benefits or opportunities

Coverdell Fellows can get a paid assistantship.

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 17,500

Application fee waived?

No

Internship

Coverdell Fellows will work with the Office of International Programs, Penn State Extension and the Global Teach Ag Initiative to share your international agriculture and development-related experiences and knowledge with youth across the state. The purpose of this internship is to leverage your Peace Corps experience to inspire the next generation to get involved with food security and agricultural development issues.

Jobs for program alumni

  • Assistant Professor

  • Post-doctoral scholar

  • Research Associate

  • Project Administrator

Other details

Program length

Depends on primary degree program – varies widely.

Application requirements

Same as other applicants + Nomination letters are due to Melanie Miller Foster ([email protected]) by October 1 (please see below).

Admissions process

To apply for the INTAD Coverdell Fellowship the student’s advisor must submit a letter of nomination that includes the following information:

  • Country and dates of Peace Corps Service

  • Student’s background and achievements to date

  • Student’s degree program and academic interests

  • Support for the service requirement

Nomination letters are due to Melanie Miller Foster ([email protected]) by October 1.

Program begins

Mid-August or January


Contact

Melanie Miller Foster, INTAD Advisor

Address
106 Agricultural Administration
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802